Southey’s Silver Trocar Set

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Invented by Henry Herbert Southey (1783 -1865) sometimes referred to as Southey tubes this trocar contains 4 silver perforated cannulae in the handle compartment.

A similar example is seen on page 178 of Elisabeth Bennion’s Antique Medical Instruments. They were used to drain serous fluid from the leg or ankle in cases of peripheral oedema and may also have been used drain ascites.

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